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Wine & Gourmet

in Western Thrace

We offer you an unforgettable wine tour in Western Thrace, combining wine and culinary tourism. Our carefully selected program offers tastings, themed dinners and lunches where you will meet the passionate winemakers who have continued the centuries-old tradition of growing vines and making wine in these fertile lands.

The Oxford encyclopedia of wine lists Thrace as the birthplace of winemaking. The secret to this is the good "terroir" - the climate, soil and geographical features combined with the skills of the vine growers and winemakers to extract the best from them. Millennia before the drink of the gods found its home in southwestern Europe, ancient authors described the superior qualities of the Thracian elixir. Subsequently, the Romans captured these lands and turned the conquered territories into the most renowned wine-growing region of the Empire.

Following exactly this trail, we will dive together in search of this unique taste and will learn more about the history of wine in Bulgaria, while enjoying fine Bulgarian wines in combination with the most delicious food.


The program includes:

  • 2 nights in a boutique hotel in Plovdiv

  • 2 breakfasts

  • Exclusive dinner at the hotel on the theme "Bulgarian wine - a gift from the Thracian gods" and a specially prepared menu paired with 5 wines from the "Zagreus" wine cellar

  • Wine tour and lunch at "Villa Yustina" with home-made specialties paired with 5 wines

  • Wine tour and dinner at "Dragomir" winery with tasting of 5 wines

  • Wine tour at "Villa Velis" and 4-course menu in collaboration with "Seson" on the theme "The art of pairing wine with food"

  • Comprehensive transport from Sofia by a luxury coach (so you can enjoy the wine without worrying about driving)


The program does not include:

  • Personal expenses (orders in restaurants outside the set menus and tastings) and other services not mentioned in the program

  • Medical insurance

Per person, for double
accommodation:BGN 990


Supplement for single accommodation:BGN 150

Day 1

Departure at 16:00 from Sofia. 


Accommodation in a hotel in the center of Plovdiv village with unique atmosphere and millennial history, where you will have time to unpack and relax. 


Tour with the hosts who will share with you the history of this extraordinary hotel.


Private dinner in the winter garden of the hotel with specially prepared menu by the chef of one of the most innovative restaurants in Plovdiv and wine tasting by the cellar of a winery "Zagreus"  with a focus on old Bulgarian varieties and the brightest representative of the region - the ''Mavrud''.

Day 2

After breakfast we leave for the skirts of The Rhodopes and we will visit one of the prominent cultural and historical sites in the region.


In the winery "Villa Yustina" we will follow the entire closed production cycle - from the vineyard to the bottling line and understand how different styles of wine are made.


The cellar tour will be followed by lunch, on which we will enjoy specialties made with products from their own farms, in combination with their wines.


Then we head to the hotel for a well-earned rest and free time.

We will visit in the evening wine estate"Dragomir", which is an example of the bright modern future of this old wine region and is one of the three Bulgarian wineries included in the list "World's Best Vineyards”. The owners of the cellar will show us around and we will enjoy their wines combined with a light dinner.

Day 3

After breakfast and some free time to walk around Plovdiv, at 11:00 we head to the last step of our journey.


Winery"Villa Velis"in the village of Karabunar is part of the Bulgarian-German wine project Velis Vineyards and presents its wines as art, and collaboration with various artistic projects is the recognizable brand of the cellar. 

Especially for you, a collaboration will be organized with regenerative garden and food store "Seson", to present a 4-level theme menu "The art of pairing wine with food".The work on the menu is shared and shows the attitude of the hosts to the natural processes around and in us. Expect not just a wine and food pairing, but a challenge in exploring and interpreting traditions, as well as paying respect to flavors and seasonality.

17.00 Arrival in Sofia

Moments from previous trips

Wine Toast

Tailored adventures

If you are interested in one of our destinations, but want to travel with your company, then you can easily request an individual trip for your group on a date convenient for you.


The Food Nomads team can further assist you and make modifications

of the program to your personal interests and budget.

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